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onb4050
07-08-2008, 11:20 AM
My first felted project is this bag I just finished which will be a Christmas gift for my daughter. It was a quick and fun knit. I was hesitant to felt it on my own but I took the plunge and just did it. It was easier than I expected. The bag measured about 22" x 32" before felting and the finished product is 12" x 15".

Shewhoknits
07-08-2008, 12:30 PM
Great looking bag. Plus isn't it nice to get Christmas gifts done so early. I am almost finished knitting my daughter a sweater for Christmas. She tired to get it for her birthday but no way -- I am not caving in.

Jan in CA
07-08-2008, 02:48 PM
How nice to have something done already for Christmas! It's beautiful, love the yarn you used!

Karina
07-08-2008, 04:36 PM
Great bag, your daughter will love it.

I am just doing my first Booga bag so was quite interested to see that your bag nearly halved in size.

Slim
07-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Great bag! I love the colors you used -- what is the yarn?

Jen17
07-08-2008, 10:25 PM
That's a great bag, I'm sure she will love it!
What yarn did you use?

tokmom
07-08-2008, 11:12 PM
lucky girl!

onb4050
07-09-2008, 07:55 AM
I used Lion Brand wool. I picked that one because it said it was perfect for felting. I dont remember the name of the color but it was nice for a change to work with something colorful. I tend to go toward browns. This was fun. Thanks for looking.

vaknitter
07-09-2008, 11:31 AM
Great Job and good luck holding out to give it to her until Christmas - that's 6 months from now ! I am not very good at delaying gratification and tend to give things as I finish them...

onb4050
07-09-2008, 01:09 PM
I'm like that too, but not this time! I'm going to put it away and try not to even think about it till Christmas!

ArtLady1981
07-09-2008, 02:52 PM
Very nice work!! Isn't felting fun!!?? :cheering:

onb4050
07-10-2008, 07:23 AM
It was such fun that I just bought some yarn to make a felted hat for my granddaughter. This could get addicting!

coff3893
07-10-2008, 07:28 AM
that is so cool. wish I could do that. Dawn

onb4050
07-10-2008, 07:36 AM
You CAN! Go to the free patterns and pick a simple bag. This one is just stockinette front and back. sew them together. make 2 straps - felt it all until it is the size you want and poke holes for the straps and knot them. It doesnt need to be perfect because when you felt, it all shrinks and you wont see any mistakes. Good luck an post a pic when you're finished

dustinac
07-10-2008, 08:46 AM
:happydance: it looks great and she will love it!

WandaT
07-14-2008, 09:35 AM
It turned out great!!! Doesn't it feel so good to start getting Christmas gifts done early? Congrats!

onb4050
07-14-2008, 11:35 AM
yes it does! and in between the bigger projects i knit a dishcloth also for gift giving.

dmknits
07-23-2008, 03:35 PM
Nice job! I like the color. And good for you for getting a Christmas gift done so early!

ArtLady1981
07-25-2008, 03:39 AM
That sure is a handsome bag! Felting is so easy, but scary in a way, too! Ya hafta have FAITH!